1. When cleaning a house, thinks of everything as a grid.Do this with small areas, like a mirror or countertop, or larger spaces, like an entire floor. By visualizing the space broken up into a grid, We don't miss anything and don't go over any spot more times than necessary."
2. Always cleans from top to bottom.If you're doing a major clean-up, do your floors last, That way you're not shaking down dust and dirt onto anything you've already cleaned.
3. Keeps a few odd (but seriously helpful!) items in cleaning kit.Often use washable cloth baby diapers as a buffing tool. They're really amazing at shining things like granite countertops, mirrors, and windows, and help you use fewer paper towels.
Figured out some double-duty uses for other cleaning tools in her stash. A squeegee is great for sweeping up crummy countertops or dusty stairs, since it's grippy and can get into tight corners. And I like to use a plastic pan scraper for lifting stuck-on messes off floors — it saves your fingers!"